gzip nginx - not working on multisite server but does from localhost
I ran through the tutorial here - https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-add-the-gzip-module-to-nginx-on-ubuntu-14-04
and it says to add test files which go here
sudo truncate -s 1k /usr/share/nginx/html/test.css
then test like this
curl -H "Accept-Encoding: gzip" -I http://localhost/test.css
It seems localhost going here /usr/share/nginx/html/ ok that is fine…
And here it works! BUT on my actual server location here
I get gzip not working.
I have tried enabling gzip in the sites-available nginx server block config like this
It's not clear if these commands should go in the location blocks or higher level server block. I tried both anyway but both don't seem to work.. BUT if the root gzip is working for the tutorial on my server why is it not working in my website... Thanks for ideas. [Edit] I am wondering if it is because the domain isn't working yet and am testing the live ip address and because of this it is ignored? But if that were true the default SHOULD be working?
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